Welcome to the Web Home of Mahwah Fire Rescue Co #1 – Mahwah, NJ

Residing at 100 Miller Rd., Mahwah, NJ, Co No. 1 has proudly served the residents of Mahwah NJ with professionalism, dedication and above all, a domineering volunteer spirit since 1914.

Today, Co No. 1, has 6 pieces of emergency apparatus and the members of Company No. 1 specialize in the area of technical rescue which includes calls such as building and trench collapse, elevator rescues,  motor vehicle accidents, and confined space emergencies. Co No. 1 allows provides water rescue capabilities in the form of our Swift Water and Dive Rescue teams. Co No. 1’s Dive Rescue team is a leading dive team in northern NJ and is a member of the NJ Regional SCUBA Task Force.

We currently house two class A pumpers, two heavy rescue trucks, a rescue support pickup, collapse and confined space trailers and three boats, to include the only fanboat in the tri-state area.

Mahwah Fire Department Chiefs – 2024

Cord Meyer

Chief of Department – 130

Thomas Loreto

First Assistant Chief – 140

Christopher Rupert

Second Assistant Chief – 150

Fire & Rescue Co #1 Officers

Steven Ruit

Battalion 1 Chief

James Warnet

Fire Captain – 171

Michael Walsh

Fire Lieutenant – 161

Kevin Connell

Fire Lieutenant – 151

George Polster

Rescue Captain – 190

James Finneran

Rescue Lieutenant – 191

Timothy Andro

Dive Coordinator – 192

Recent Posts

Corporate Drive Tractor-Trailer Crash

At around 1:45 this afternoon Rescue 1 and Company 2 responded to an overturned tractor-trailer on Corporate Drive. While the driver was making a delivery the brakes failed and the trucked rolled backward down the street and crashed. Once on scene Rescue 1 stabilized the truck and Company 2 addressed the fuel spill. 

Long Day For Company 1

Today Company 1 responded to 3 calls for service, 2 of which were mutual aid. The first call came in at around 6:25 this morning. Company 1’s air boat, Marine 1 was requested to Ramsey to help vent a warehouse. Ramsey FD had extinguished a fire but needed help removing the residual smoke. Marine 1 responded and around 1 hour later returned to quarters after successfully venting the warehouse. The second call came in at around 6:25 that evening. Companies 1, 2, 3, and 4 responded to the KinderCare Learning Center for a fire alarm. As Company 1 was preparing to respond to the alarm, the dive team was requested to Crestwood Lake in Allendale for a missing person. After arriving on scene the dive team was told that a child was missing and was last scene swimming at the lake. The dive team along with Oradell’s dive team began to search […]

Gas Station Fire

At around 7:10 this morning Companies 1, 2, 3, and EMS North responded to the Mobile gas station on Route 17 South for a fire. After arriving on scene the responding units found the fuel pumps knocked over and a small fire. After extinguishing the fire all units returned to quarters. 

Winter Terrace Smoke Condition

At around 7:30 tonight companies 1, 2, 3, and EMS North responded to Winter Terrace for a smoke condition in the garage. After arriving on scene Engine 117 (OIC C. Darby) searched the home for the cause of the smoke. After investigating it was determined that smoke was coming from a faulty garage door opener.

May Call Break down

This month Company 1 responded to a total of 23 calls. There were 9 fire alarms, 2 CO alarms, 1 brush fire, 2 grill/oven fires, 2 smells of gas/smoke, 1 extrication, 2 EMS assists, and dispatched to 4 structure fires.
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